Arthur Leslie Rodda

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Leslie

Last name: Rodda

Personal information:

Arthur Rodda, a bookkeeper from Bourke, N.S.W. embarked from Sydney, N.S.W. on board HMAT A68 Anchises, 24 Jan. 1917. He served with the 35th Battalion in France and Belgium. He entered hospital 27th Oct. 1917 and did not again see active duty. He returned to Australia 29 Apr. 1919

Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.
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